Featured Projects

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands, and waters they need to survive.  The Delaware River Basin Program in Eastern New York works with a diverse array of partners to conserve rare mussels, establish sustainable management of water resources, and restore migratory fish in the Delaware River and beyond. NBII-NIN hosts a data service of research conducted by the Delaware River Basin Program in the Neversink River Watershed of Southeastern New York.

Relations of Environmental Factors with Mussel-Species Richness in the Neversink River, New York

Effects of Habitat Characteristics and Water Quality on Macroinvertebrate Communities along the Neversink River in Southeastern New York, 1991–2001

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The Beacon Institute

The Beacon Institute, headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York, is a not-for-profit environmental research organization. Its mission is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances research, education and public policy regarding rivers and estuaries. The Institute is working with the NBII NIN on the development of a Hudson River Watershed Data portal to serve as a repository and distribution center for a wide variety of information being collected on the environmental quality and biodiversity of the watershed. 

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The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)

IPANE's mission is to create a comprehensive Web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England, that will be continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The database will facilitate education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management. One focus of the project is the early detection of, and rapid response to, new invasions.

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Seabird Ecological Assessment Network - SEANET

In the fall of 2002, Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (Tufts CCM) / Wildlife Clinic established SEANET. A network of over 60 seabird and ecological health organizations from Canada to New Jersey has been established. 'Citizen-scientist' beached bird surveys are ongoing, with over 300 volunteers collecting data on seabird mortality during monthly or more frequent beach walks. In partnership with Wildlife Trust, the NBII Wildlife Disease Node and the NBII Northeast Information Node, data on marine and coastal bird population distribution ocean conditions, algal blooms, water quality, human population densities, marine bird nesting populations, fish catches and coastal land use are being collected in a GIS-based repository for analysis and dissemination.

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The New York Area Biodiversity Research and Conservation Database (NYBD)

NYBD is an online database of information on conservation and biodiversity research projects in the New York metropolitan area, which includes parts of New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Every day hundreds of government units, private interests, and public entities take actions that affect the ecosystems of this region; in order to understand these impacts, numerous non-profit, educational, and other organizations conduct research on a regular basis. NYBD was created to facilitate the sharing of this conservation information.

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The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC)

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) serves Vermont by developing an improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships between the physical, chemical, and biological components of Vermont's forests. The VMC promotes coordination of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research activities among federal, state, university, and private-sector agencies that have common interests in the long-term health, management, and protection of our forests.

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Jamaica Bay Research and Management Information Network (JBRMIN)

The Jamaica Bay Research and Management Information Network (JBRMIN) is a growing community-driven knowledge base of past, present, and future activities in Jamaica Bay, a nutrient rich estuary covering nearly 32 square miles located on the southwestern tip of Long Island, in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, and the town of Hempstead in Nassau County. The site draws on information from over 70 organizations, namely federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private industry contributing missions, objectives, programs, projects, publications, data sets, maps, and events. JBRMIN is the official site for tracking the progress of the 1st ever Watershed Protection Plan, a joint effort between the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and an appointed advisory committee of bay stakeholders to restore and maintain the bay's water quality.

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